Cast was founded in 2010 by Cindy Carpenter, formerly the General Manager of Boston Consulting Group in Australia/New Zealand and Adam Lewis, formerly the Managing Partner of McKinsey and Company in Australia & New Zealand.
‘My 14 year career in a leading global consulting firm convinced me that the apprenticeship you receive in a firm like this is unparalleled… and sometimes the pace and travel is unparalleled as well. This was fine for some but other very talented people felt forced to leave a profession they otherwise loved.
I asked myself whether there was a model of consulting firm that could tap into the network of talented consultants formerly with top tier firms, provide them access to the challenging client assignments they seek with clients who value engaging them on a flexible basis, and do it in a way that allowed these consultants more control over when and where they worked.'
‘Such a firm should be able to keep overheads low enough to offer these consultants attractive remuneration and open up a whole new market of clients seeking to engage outstanding individuals with the right expertise and availability, rather than full time teams with a partner attached. Cast grew from that aspiration.’
Clients and consultants alike have responded very positively to Cast’s proposition of flexibility at its best, the firm has been engaged by a wide range of clients on exciting projects and has a curated network of first-rate consultants.